Havana’s physical play slows Brown County in season-ending loss in sectional title game

Havana's Taryn Wickman, right, attempts to knock the ball away from Brown County's Katey Flynn during Thursday night's Class 1A sectional championship game in Abingdon, Ill. | Photo courtesy Scott Bemis

ABINGDON, Ill. — Dave Phelps tried to highlight the Brown County girls basketball team’s laundry list of accomplishments this season during his postgame speech Thursday night. Those aren’t easy to see through tears. A record-setting 31-win season and the second Sweet 16 appearance in program history came to an end in the Class 1A Abingdon…

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Photo gallery: Brown County’s historic season ends in sectional championship game

Brown County's Gracie Hedden, right, drives past Havana's Hannah Hodgson during Thursday's Class 1A sectional championship game at Abingdon, Ill. | Photo courtesy Scott Bemis

ABINGDON, Ill. — The physical play of the Havana girls basketball team kept Brown County from finding any offensive rhythm Thursday night and resulted in a 40-34 loss in the Class 1A Abingdon Sectional championship game. The Hornets end their historic season with a 31-4 record. Mount Sterling photographer Scott Bemis captured the action in…

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Plucking the Ducks: Brown County overwhelms Havana to earn spot in Beardstown title game

BEARDSTOWN, Ill. — Obviously, the victory itself was important for the Brown County girls basketball team. The 50-29 win Wednesday night over Havana moved the Hornets into the finals of the 40th Lady Tiger Classic at Beardstown High School while improving their record to 14-1. But of equal significance was how Brown County’s victory materialized.…

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Raiders survive another challenging road game on night Schreacke reaches 2,000 career points

Quincy Notre Dame's Abbey Schreacke became just the second girls basketball player in Quincy city history to score 2,000 career points, reaching the mark in Monday's victory at Havana. | Matt Schuckman file photo

HAVANA, Ill. — The long road home is nearly complete. Only 40 or so miles to go, although the last leg promises to be as tough as any of the others the Quincy Notre Dame girls basketball team has traveled. Monday night’s trip — the fourth of five road games in six days — was…

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Fifth-inning outburst enables Ducks to fly past Hornets and into sectional championship game

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Karsyn Moorman waited, then delivered.  The Brown County softball team’s left-handed-hitting first baseman drilled a two-run single after Havana made a pitching change in the second inning to give the Hornets a 5-0 lead in Wednesday’s Class 1A Jacksonville Routt Sectional semifinal. The Hornets were in a position to avenge their lone…

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